Global Chinese Universities Student Film And TV Festival

May 27, 2016 by Paulina Bugembe | Beyond Dodge

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Hong Kong for the 13th Annual Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television festival this past April held at the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Film Academy. What a wonderful experience it was! I got to meet student filmmakers from all over the world, from the UK, Prague, Australia, Korea, China and more.

Teaching the Art of Editing

May 25, 2016 by Janell Shearer | Academics

An oft repeated aphorism says that a film is written three times: first by the screenwriter, then by the director and finally by the editor. Certainly the screenwriter lays the foundation, although the film may bear little resemblance to the final script.  The director, who interprets the screenplay, may have a different vision or be

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

May 23, 2016 by | Academics

This weekend was commencement for the class of 2016. Friends, family, and professors gathered to celebrate the hard work of all of their students during the last few years. Before they took to the stage, Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave a wonderful commencement speech, with blunt words of wisdom. While they invoked laughs from the crowd,

Networking In New York

May 20, 2016 by Meagan O'Shea | Beyond Dodge

Now in its fifth year, Professor Pete Weitzner’s Networking in New York and D.C. course connects students interested in a broadcast journalism/producing-for-the-news career with top-level alums working for all the major networks. This year’s excursion saw the addition of four new experiences: The Wendy Williams Show, The Nightly Show, ESPN, and a tour of the

Digital Arts Senior Thesis Screenings And The Alumni Legacy

May 18, 2016 by Marcus Garrett | Alumni

There are very few things that would make me drive through two hours of traffic on a weekday to visit my alma mater. When I heard last minute that the time had come for the Chapman Digital Arts seniors to screen their films, I dropped everything and left work at Disney Interactive early to make

Dodge College Staff Spotlight: Sorrel Geddes

May 16, 2016 by | Academics

Throughout the year, we’ll be profiling the staff members at Dodge College to help you better understand who everyone is and what they do. Today, we look at Sorrel Geddes. What’s your name? Sorrel Geddes (BA/Public Relations and Advertising ’05). How do you pronounce my name, you ask? Just remember it this way – Sorrel

Production Design Showcase Has Small Models For Big Ideas

May 13, 2016 by | Programs

Every year around this time, the Production Design students take over the lobby of Marion Knott Studios to show off the amazing things they’ve worked on over the year. The display showcases concept drawings, previsualization sketches, architectural blue prints, and models of various sets that the students created. When making a film or show, production

Dodge Students Travel to the Salton Sea for Film this Summer

May 11, 2016 by Gia Rigoli | Beyond Dodge

This is a story from the American West, a 21st century West, where everyone works a dead-end job; whose denizens know all too well that the dreams they’ve dreamt are just that, dreams. In the 1950’s, the Salton Sea was a thriving resort destination, designed with the hope that it would one day rival Palm

Pitchfest: Check!

May 9, 2016 by | Academics

You drive to LA. Early.  Prepared. Not wanting to be late to what seems like the most intimidating night of the semester. You step onto the Sony lot looming before you, enchanting, welcoming, and wildly overwhelming. You’re at Pitchfest. In the days leading up to the night’s events, my classmates and I were all anxious

Senior Yuri Scharan is the Man

May 5, 2016 by | Student Spotlight

Senior Yuri Scharan (BFA/Television & Broadcast Journalism’16) is no stranger to high-stress situations. He’s worked with top talent at multiple award shows including the American Music Awards, the American Idol series finale, and the Kids Choice Awards.  So it isn’t much of a surprise that he leapt at the opportunity to represent Dodge College as